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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, September 10

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Upcoming Overdose Awareness Events in Snohomish County

EVERETT, Wash. — Thousands in Snohomish County struggle with opioid use disorder, and too many are lost to overdose. More than 100 people in Snohomish County died of overdoses in 2018.

Overdose is preventable and recovery is possible. Education and treatme...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Board of Health Meeting and Work Session, Aug. 13

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Comments sought on potential statewide food rule changes

Don’t miss your chance to comment on potential changes to statewide rules for retail food services. The comment period is over at the end of July. 

Multiple public presentations by the Washington State Department of Health are planned to...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, July 9

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Words Matter: Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

Words have power. And while it's important for people to talk about suicide, it's just as important to choose our words with care.

Journalists, bloggers, students, social media users and communication professionals are invited to a free training at the Sno...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, June 11

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, May 14

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, April 9

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Flu season packing a punch in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but the timing and severity is unpredictable. Since the start of the year, there have been 15 flu-related deaths, which is down considerably from the two previous seasons.

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

New Healthy Youth Survey results show concerning vaping trends in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The likelihood that young people in Snohomish County are binge drinking, smoking cigarettes or using illegal drugs like heroin or methamphetamine appears to be dropping, according to the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey Results...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Snohomish County ranked third healthiest in Washington State

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County holds its spot as third healthiest county in Washington State for the second year in a row, according to the annual County Health Rankings.

The 10th annual rankings were released today by the Robert Wood Johnson F...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Board Votes to Support Funding Request for Everett Smelter Site Clean-up

 SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Health unanimously approved a resolution in support of the City of Everett’s request to the legislature for capital funding to address the Everett Smelter clean-up.&n...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

First Lab-Confirmed Flu Death Reported in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has received its first report of a laboratory-confirmed influenza (flu) death for the 2018-19 season. A Marysville woman in her early-80s with underlying conditions died earlier this week. 

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Public Hearing Dec. 11 to Consider 2019 Budget

During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold a public hearing and is expected to take action on the 2019 budget. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Water Wisdom: Prevent Drowning

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It can happen in an instant, swiftly and silently.

That’s what one mother recalls about her young son slipping underwater at a pool. In a recent drowning prevention video from the City of Bellevue, she urges others to understand just how profound...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Kids and Animals

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Petting zoos are a popular spot for children during the summer and fall. While learning about animals and how to interact with them is fun and valuable, it’s also important to remember that animals can expose children to potentially serious illn...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Window Wisdom: Keep Kids Safe from Falls

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Window screens are great for keeping bugs out of your house.

They aren’t strong enough to keep children in.

Every summer, when the weather warms enough to leave windows open, toddlers are injured in falls that could be prevented. A young child pus...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Stay updated on measles

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There is currently a measles outbreak affecting multiple counties in Washington State, including Snohomish County. 

Please take the time to review your family's vaccination records to make sure they are up-to-date with the MMR vaccine. 

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay connected

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

New Report Estimates Number of People Misusing Opioids in Snohomish County

Image showing burden of disease numbers: 1,400 opioid-related emergency room visits, 5,000 to 10,000

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In a new report released today, the Snohomish Health District estimates that between 5,000 and 10,000 people in Snohomish County are suffering from opioid use disorder. It’s likely that another 35,000 to 80,000 people are misusin...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Prepare for Flu Season

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Influenza is highly contagious, and flu season can be unpredictable. Every year, there are flu-related deaths and hospitalizations in Snohomish County.

To help avoid catching and spreading the flu, talk to your medical provider or local pharmacy about gett...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

7 Days in July: 57 Overdoses

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District—in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group—completed a second 7-day point-in-time data collection for opioid overdoses from July 9-15, 2018. The re...

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